Corie Barry


Best Buy




Most Best Buy watchers weren’t surprised when Corie Barry was tapped to replace the retiring Hubert Joly. While Joly was an outsider to the company, Barry is a Minnesota native who joined Best Buy in 1999 as a financial analyst. She worked closely with former CFO Sharon McCollam, regarded by many as a key player in the electronics retailer’s remarkable turnaround, and succeeded her in 2016. At 44, Barry is one of the youngest CEOs among S&P 500 companies. She’s sharp, savvy, and bleeds Best Buy blue.